Rosey Brown


Rosey Brown

Infobox NFLretired


width=200
caption=
position=Offensive Tackle
number=79
birthdate=birth date|1932|10|20
Charlottesville, Virginia
deathdate=death date and age|2004|6|9|1932|10|20
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
debutyear=1953
finalyear=1965
draftyear=1953
draftround=27
draftpick=321
college=Morgan State
teams=
* New York Giants (1953-1965)
stat1label=Games played
stat1value=163
stat2label=Fumble recoveries
stat2value=4
stat3label=Kick Return Yards
stat3value=32
dbf=BrowRo04
highlights=
* 9x Pro Bowl selection (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, & 1965)
* NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
* NFL's 1950s All-Decade Team
* 1956 NFL champion
HOF=35

Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown, Jr. (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was an American football offensive lineman in the NFL for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965.

Brown was drafted by the Giants out of Morgan State University in the 1953 NFL Draft after being noticed by the Giants in the "Pittsburgh Courier", an African-American newspaper that named him to their 1952 Black All-American team. On the offensive line, Brown pass blocked for quarterbacks Charlie Conerly and Y.A. Tittle and run blocked for backs like Alex Webster and Frank Gifford. Despite his 6'3", 255-pound frame, Brown was very quick on his feet which was very unusual for his era. He is considered one of the greatest "sleeper picks" in NFL history as he was drafted in 27th round of the NFL Draft. [giants.com, [http://www.giants.com/history/HallofFamers.html Hall of Famers 1975-present] , accessed January 12, 2007]

Brown was named to the Pro Bowl a total of nine times and helped the Giants win the NFL Championship in 1956.

Following the 1965 season, Brown retired, suffering from chronic phlebitis. He became the Giants' assistant offensive line coach in 1966 and was promoted to offensive line coach in 1969. He remained with the Giants organization in the scouting department for many years.

In 1999, he was ranked number 57 on "The Sporting News"' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

ee also

*History of the New York Giants (1925-1978)

References

External links

*"Pro Football Hall of Fame:" [http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=35 Member profile]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/100/57.html "The Sporting News": Football's 100 Greatest Players: Roosevelt Brown]
* [http://espn.go.com/classic/obit/s/2004/0610/1819263.html ESPN obituary]
* [http://www.footballcardgallery.com/player/Roosevelt+Brown Football cards]


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